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The dress circle : New Zealand fashion design since 1940 /

By: Contributor(s): Publication details: Auckland, New Zealand : Godwit, 2010.Description: 422 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 27 cmISBN:
  • 9781869621810
  • 1869621816
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • GT1595 .H36 2010
Contents:
Introduction -- The nineteen forties: Stepping out -- The nineteen fifties: After frocks -- The nineteen sixties: In vogue -- The nineteen seventies: A fabulous mess -- The nineteen eighties: On the make -- The nineteen nineties : Search for a style -- The two thousands: Our fashion movement -- The finer details.
Awards:
  • New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011 Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist.
Summary: "Contrary to popular opinion, New Zealand Fashion didn't begin in the late 1990s when four designers were sent to the London catwalks and created a stir with their stylish dark garments. Its history is in fact a long and rich one, and no one tells it better than the team of Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Claire Regnault and Lucy Hammonds, all three of whom are experts in the field, and who spent over three years tracking down our overlooked and in some cases entirely forgotten fashion pioneers and heroes. The treasure-trove of fabulous frocks, coats, ballgowns and bijou pieces they bring back into the light are stunning in their creativity, giving the lie to the notion that we've always been a nation of bad dressers. The stories they tell of dedication, passion, of triumph and of disaster are part of our rich history."--Publisher's description.
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Item type Current library Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book Book Whitecliffe Library NZ & Pacific NZ & Pacific NZ&P GT 1595 HAM (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 0008338

"HBMAG ; The New Dowse"--Colophon.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 394-409) and index.

Introduction -- The nineteen forties: Stepping out -- The nineteen fifties: After frocks -- The nineteen sixties: In vogue -- The nineteen seventies: A fabulous mess -- The nineteen eighties: On the make -- The nineteen nineties : Search for a style -- The two thousands: Our fashion movement -- The finer details.

"Contrary to popular opinion, New Zealand Fashion didn't begin in the late 1990s when four designers were sent to the London catwalks and created a stir with their stylish dark garments. Its history is in fact a long and rich one, and no one tells it better than the team of Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Claire Regnault and Lucy Hammonds, all three of whom are experts in the field, and who spent over three years tracking down our overlooked and in some cases entirely forgotten fashion pioneers and heroes. The treasure-trove of fabulous frocks, coats, ballgowns and bijou pieces they bring back into the light are stunning in their creativity, giving the lie to the notion that we've always been a nation of bad dressers. The stories they tell of dedication, passion, of triumph and of disaster are part of our rich history."--Publisher's description.

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011 Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist.

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